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Adobe intros PhoneGap Build

Adobe announced the launch of PhoneGap Build 1.0, a service designed to enable developers to build mobile apps using standard web technologies, including HTML5, CSS and JavaScript.

Adobe shifts web focus to HTML5

Adobe is set to shift its focus moving forward, with a greater emphasis on HTML5 following its recent acquisition of PhoneGap creator Nitobi. According to a statement, the company will concentrate its mobile Flash activities on apps, creating standalone products bundled with the AIR runtime. This will see less emphasis on Flash as a browser extension, with the company instead shifting to HTML5 as a way to deliver enhanced web apps.

PhoneGap 1.0 released

Nitobi released PhoneGap 1.0, which it said “allows developers to use foundation web technology (HTML, CSS and JavaScript) to create native mobile applications.”

Nitobi betas online app creation service

Nitobi, the company behind the PhoneGap mobile app development framework, announced the beta release of its PhoneGap Build service, which it said enables the creation of mobile apps without the need to use specialist software development kits, compilers and hardware.

RIM courts Web developers with BlackBerry WebWorks

Research In Motion used BlackBerry DevCon 2010 to woo the Web application development community, announcing BlackBerry WebWorks, which it says “enables web developers to build full-featured applications for BlackBerry smartphones entirely in HTML5, CSS and JavaScript.”